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High-speed trading would face U.S. scrutiny in new CFTC plan
trueThe top U.S. derivatives regulator took its biggest step yet to increase surveillance of high-speed and other forms of computer-driven trading that have surged in recent years, while presenting new challenges to market stability.
SEC proposes rules for dark pools to disclose more about their operations
trueDark pools and other alternative trading systems would be required to file detailed disclosures about their operations, and the activities of their broker-dealer operator and its affiliates as part of proposed rules approved by the SEC on Wednesday.
Stability of ETFs coming under renewed scrutiny
trueThe collapse of ETF prices on Aug. 24 prompted ETF providers, market makers, stock exchanges and Securities and Exchange Commission officials to begin looking at how to prevent a repeat of that day. But there's no consensus yet on what needs to be done.
POLL: How do you expect the S&P 500 to end the year?
trueThe S&P 500 has rebounded from its August low and as of Nov. 6 was up nearly 2% this year. How do you expect it to end the year?
N.Y. State Common wants help finding broker-dealers for internally managed assets
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund is looking for a brokerage search firm to provide the $182.5 billion pension fund with “a continuously … updated and vetted pool of broker-dealers to perform execution services” for certain internally managed funds.
Panelists at FIA conference debate regulatory effects on Treasury market
trueDifferent actors in the Treasury market are facing different impacts from regulatory changes and the move to more electronic trading, said panelists at a Futures Industry Association conference in Chicago on Wednesday.
State Street's head of global markets group to retire
trueMark J.A. Snyder, an executive vice president at State Street and head of the bank's global markets sales and trading and research division, will retire at the end of the year.
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trueBlackRock is set to be listed in the Standard & Poor's 100 index, said S&P spokesman David R. Guarino.
Intercontinental Exchange to acquire Interactive Data
trueIntercontinental Exchange, parent of the New York Stock Exchange, agreed to acquire market analytics provider Interactive Data Corp. for $5.2 billion.
S.A.C. Capital's Michael Steinberg gets insider-trading charges dropped
trueThe U.S. dropped insider-trading charges against Michael Steinberg, a former fund manager at S.A.C. Capital Advisors who was convicted by a federal jury, in the latest fallout from a major appeals court ruling that made such prosecutions more difficult.
NYSE pleads for rules to make hedge funds reveal short positions
trueThe New York Stock Exchange is prodding the SEC to make hedge funds reveal which stocks they're shorting, an area where the U.S. lags far behind Europe.
T+2 unlikely to be a walk in the park
trueAs T+2 trade settlement in the U.S. moves closer to reality, there's far more to the change than just knocking 24 hours off the settlement cycle, sources said. And while there's almost universal praise for the move, there are complex issues to be faced on both the buy side and the sell side to make ...
J.P. Morgan, Omega sanctioned by SEC over short-selling practices
trueJ.P. Morgan Chase and Omega Advisors were among six firms sanctioned by the Securities and Exchange Commission over claims that they bet against companies’ stock shortly before participating in new share offerings.
UBS to pay $19.5 million in first SEC case against structured notes issuer
trueUBS will pay $19.5 million to settle charges of improper offering materials for a proprietary foreign-exchange trading strategy, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday.
Volatility as an asset class
trueAs the “Fed Put” recedes amid a potential rising-rate environment, asset managers might consider alternative funds that not only mute the coming volatility, but can capitalize on it through a goal-directed options strategy.